(845) 563-3400     124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Spotlight on Computer Science and Coding

Today, we are featuring the NFA Computer Science and Coding Pathway as we continue to celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month!  

Scholars who are part of the NFA Computer Science and Coding Pathway learn essential skills that will prepare them for both college and career in computer science fields. Scholars learn web design and animation using Adobe suite systems. Scholars also learn programming using Python and Java, creating their own websites and more. Additionally, scholars create video games and volunteer to engage younger scholars with computer science and math skills during the annual Hour of Code event


Computer Technology and Coding is taught by Mrs. Elizabeth Cappello. In September 2020, Ms. Cappello was named an Amazon Cloud Ambassador. Additionally, in February 2020, Ms. Thomas-Cappello attended a prestigious Air Force event called JROTC-CS Demonstration Project which included a dedicated workshop using the proven CSforALL SCRIPT Framework. The SCRIPT — the Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool — is a framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a computer science education implementation plan for their students. 

Scholars in the Computer Science and Coding pathway will take courses: Introduction to Computer Science, Motion Graphics and Animation for the Web, Web Design I, and Programming - Java and Python in addition to their high school curriculum. Scholars who are interested in Computer Science also have the opportunity to apply for the NFA Marist Early College High School (ECHS) program that begins in 9th grade and allows scholars to earn up to a full year of college credit in Computer Science. The NFA Marist ECHS program is offered at NFA during the school year and at the Marist College Campus for a summer session.

Visit the district website to learn more about this story, including clickable links and a video about the program.

(Please note, all photos were taken prior to the necessity of COVID-19 precautions.)

Learn more about the Computer Science and Programming Pathway here:

More about the NFA Career and Technical Education (CTE) program:

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management, and many more! CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom. Newburgh Free Academy offers a robust CTE program right within their high school buildings.
18 CTE Programs at NFAM
7 CTE Programs at NFAN
75 different CTE classes available
34 CTE teachers
2723 of students who participate
Learn more about the CTE courses offered at NFA here.
Learn more about all 18 CTE programs offered at NFA with this NFA CTE Commercial created and produced by CTE Video Production teacher, Mr. Guy Du Quesnay.

ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!

Date: 2021-02-19 06:08:26 AM


Food Services
(845) 302-9176
(845) 302-9178
BOE Clerk
(845) 302-9180
(845) 302-9181
(845) 302-9183
(845) 302-9186
(845) 302-9188
Human Resources
(845) 302-9185
(845) 302-9189
Tax Office
(845) 302-9192
Newburgh Free Library
(845) 302-9198


(845) 302-9156
(845) 302-9157
(845) 302-9158
(845) 302-9159
(845) 302-9160
Meadow Hill
(845) 302-9161
New Windsor
(845) 302-9162
Temple Hill
(845) 302-9164
Vails Gate
(845) 302-9167
Heritage Middle
(845) 302-9168
South Middle
(845) 302-9170
NFA Main
(845) 302-9171
NFA North
(845) 302-9173
NFA West
(845) 302-9175